How many times is John Wick thinkin' he's back? Mr. Wick is in an extremely tight spot in the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, but it sounds like he probably makes it out alive. Is that a spoiler alert or pretty much a given? Maybe it's a misdirect. We won't know until the movie opens in May, but Keanu Reeves said he's up for making as many more John Wick movies as you want:
As far as my legs can take me. As far as the audience wants to go.
So this is up to YOU, dear ticket-buyer. Keanu Reeves' John Wick 3 co-star Ian McShane recently said he could see John Wick continuing for another 10 years. So, yeah, that sounds like a good sign for John Wick 4. There's also that TV show following The Continental supposedly coming to Starz, but it's been a while since we got any solid updates.
Keanu also recently recapped the previous two John Wick movies, in case you're not up-to-speed on the wife-and-puppy love that brought his hitman out of retirement, and the global contract out on his life that currently has him on the run. Reeves explained the existential crisis at work in John Wick:
He's got this beautiful, tragic conundrum - these two selves. The John who was married, and John Wick, the assassin. John wants to be free. But the only way he knows how is through John Wick. And John Wick keeps fucking killing people and breaking rules. We're really watching a person fight for their life and their soul.
The John Wick films are directed by Chad Stahelski, who first met Keanu when working as the actor's stunt double in The Matrix movies. Stahelski praised 54-year-old Reeves' commitment to his roles:
I don't know anyone that puts more into the game, collaboratively, physically, intellectually. I've never experienced anyone that could have survived [The Matrix]. It just took a different type of person. To be open to that. To allow yourself to be constantly soaking wet, sore, tired, beaten up, for years. [...] Now fast-forward to 20 years later, and you've got your former stunt double directing you. So he knows what you're capable of. And his expectations are even more psychotic than the last decade and a half of directors you've worked for. I can say, I know you have more. Don't lie to me. Get up. And Keanu, 20 years later, is holding that up! That's not just physical. That's mental. That's a certain kind of mental fortitude.
I can see Keanu Reeves continuing that mental fortitude through more John Wick movies, but the box office and reception for John Wick 3 will certainly play a role. The early opening weekend estimates aren't too shabby, but I think they're too low. We'll see.
For now, you can watch a full scene from John Wick 3, with John trying to keep his new dog safe at The Continental hotel while John continues to run for his own life. Keanu Reeves previously said he wanted two specific things to be in Parabellum, and he got them both. He also apparently got a lot of rain, since the New York clips are just drenched. But we will get to see John Wick dry out in the desert with Halle Berry's Sofia.